The Eurofighter Typhoon grew out of the need for a next-generation multi-role combat aircraft in five European countries in the 1980s: the United Kingdom, (West-) Germany, Italy, Spain and France.
France withdrew from the project and developed an aircraft specific to their needs, but the remaining four went ahead to develop a highly capable aircraft that is at home performing air-to-air- and air-to-ground missions in a digitally integrated combat environment. It has seen exports to Austria, Oman, Saudi-Arabia and Kuwait and is part of several other competitions, including the Belgian F-16 replacement.
At Sanicole, you can discover a mock-up of the aircraft upclose, and talk to representatives of manufacturer BAe Systems to find out why Typhoon would be the ideal choice for the Belgian airforce.
Country: United Kingdom